While it was a worldly force that may have found its way into the Church regardless, modernism, the mother of all heresies, a philosophy that eschews the supernatural aspects of the faith, began creeping into the Church early in the last century. That is, if not all the way back to the “Enlightenment.” Regardless, it was finally powerful enough to exert its influence in the 1960s, coinciding with the Second Vatican Council. As the world became post-Christian and less supernaturally aware in the decades following the counsel, this toxic worldview spread within the Church with less suspicion and increasing vigor.
Below are two recent bulletin articles of Fr. Edwin Palka, found in the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida’s bulletins of July 29 and August 5, 2018 and shared by Father in a Facebook post on his page. Fr. Palka is the pastor at the main Traditional Latin Mass parish in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, a Diocese long under the stewardship of Bishop Robert Lynch, who wrote and acted publicly of his opposition to the Latin Mass (see here). The current bishop, Bishop Parkes, has attended the parish and done confirmations there in the traditional rite.
From the Pastor: Why Don’t the Priests Blow the Whistle?
Bulletin article, July 29, 2018
One question that was asked after last week’s homily was, “Why don’t ‘good’ priests and ‘good’ bishops blow the whistle on the abusive priests and bishops?” Many people still don’t (I believe most priests still don’t) understand just how evil the active homosexual or homosexual activist (“AH/HA” from here on out) priests and bishops are.
Not understanding the extent of their depravity and wrongly thinking that they are simply “normal” men who just struggle with their sexual desires and sometimes might fail to remain chaste but are really, truly repentant when it happens and strive to “confess my sins, do penance and amend my life, amen,” they cannot possibly grasp the hellish depths to which the AH/HA clergy will go to persecute, lambaste, punish, humiliate and blackmail anyone who stands in their way or threatens their way of life.
The Crusades are like White Castle hamburgers. Either you love them or you hate them. Of course, given the secular, anti-Christian education most people are subjected to these days, the overwhelming majority of people hate them as “Eurocentric” imperialism.
However, on what basis were they bad?
First of all, what were the Crusades? They were wars in which the Crusade Indulgence was granted by the Pope. While most people who hear the term think only of the Crusades to retake the Holy Land from the jihad, there were Crusades in other lands as well. There were Crusades against the jihad in the Iberian Peninsula, normally referred to as the Reconquista. There was a Crusade preached against the Albigensian Cathari in Languedoc in the South of France. There were the Northern Crusades, including the Wendish, Livonian, Swedish, Danish, and Prussian Crusades, and a Crusade against the Bogomils in Bosnia.
However, since the average person with a modern, secular education only knows of the Eastern Crusades and, possibly, the Reconquista, I will be discussing only the Crusades against the jihad in this article.
It is important to remember that at the founding of Islam by Muhammad, the world looked like this:
All of the purple area (fitting, it being the Imperial color) was Christian. This was pre-Great Schism, so while all of the Empire was Christian, not all Christian lands were part of the Empire (an important point later).
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